Artist: XTC

Album: The Big Express, Coat Of Many Cupboards, Fossil Fuel, The Compact XTC

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Music Video: YouTube

Song Notes: This is just a fun sea-shanty one, and perhaps the only pop song to use the word "Quayside" in it. The video for this one is actually kind of fun, too, with XTC (but mainly Andy Partridge) in a series of silly costumes, typically based on Sailors and the like, and it takes place in a theater before folks have to go off to war in about the turn of the century. Or so I would guess, sucking at older history as much as I do. Maybe WWI, I don't know. It has kind of a Baron Munchausen look to it, so I'm gonna say 1800s. (Thanks, Terry Gilliam, for teaching me all I need to know about history.) - Rev. Syung Myung Me